There are certain laws that affect the business environment in certain countries. Additionally, there are internal policies that companies set and maintain for themselves. These factors include compliance issues such as consumer, labour, minimum wage, health and safety, and anti-trust laws and regulations.
CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
Centralizes links for federal and provincial legislation.
Consolidated Acts and Regulations of Canada (Justice Laws)
Contains federal acts and regulations for Canada.
House of Commons Debates (Hansard)
Search for keywords or browse a list of topics (e.g., names of acts) to find legal and regulatory information/discussion in the federal Parliament pertinent to your industry.
Contains U.S., Canadian, Ontario and global industry reports, most at the five digit NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) level. The chapter worth noting for this section is Operating Conditions, subsection Regulation & Policy.
Visit the sites and databases noted in the industry section of this guide for legal and regulatory information. Also check with your trade association website or contact.
Industry or Trade Associations
Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Databases
Search the article databases listed in this section of the guide. Type in your industry terms (e.g., retail) along with the following search words (regulatory or regulations or regulation or law or laws or legislation or act or acts or statute or statutes or bill or bills) to find articles relevant to this environment.
Provides access to legislation and case law, primarily American.
Primary Sources of Law - Canadian Legislation (Legal Research Tutorial - University of Toronto - Bora Laskin Law Library)
Lists the different jurisdictions and provides links to the federal/provincial legislative bodies.
Select Canada from the Geographies menu. Click on Tax Regulations from the In Depth menu.